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AFP
June 20, 2021

Veteran Gasol makes Spanish pre-Games list

AFP
June 20, 2021

MADRID: Double silver medalist basketball veteran Pau Gasol has made Spain’s pre-list for the Olympics in Tokyo, the Spanish federation announced Saturday, giving the 40-year-old a fresh tilt at glory.

The pivot is named in the 18 who will be targeting a medal in Japan after Sergio Scariolo’s ‘Roja’ squad is whittled down to 12.

Though in the twilight of his career Pasol, who turns 41 on July 6, won the Spanish league crown with Barcelona in midweek after almost two seasons spent on the sidelines with an ankle injury which put an end to his hopes of prolonging a long NBA adventure which notably saw him win two titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He now hopes to feature in his fourth Olympics after silver medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 and a bronze at Rio in 2016.